Autumn Bear Acupuncture can best be defined as a complementary medical office in New York City known for its kind atmosphere and exemplary care. Our practice is rooted in the belief that fusing the best of our ancient Taoist teachings and our Western medical science gives us the ability to create effective, unique care for you, our patient.
We are proud to provide acupuncture, dietary therapy, cupping therapy, Chinese herbs and Western herbs from accomplished practitioners of Chinese medicine in a relaxing and peaceful setting.
You will be addressed with the time and attention you deserve. While we are particularly passionate about the treatment of autoimmune conditions, digestive disorders, and allergies, we help address chronic maladies of all kinds: These range from anxiety and insomnia to pain, depression and beyond.
Most major insurance is accepted. We will happily check your benefits on your behalf.
Acupuncture treats a wide range of health issues. It is a system of channels, called meridians, which follow the body's energetic blueprint underneath the physiological structure. The meridians course through the body where they interact with the organs, blood vessels and body tissues at varying depths. Along these meridians are certain areas that will pool or bank energy creating what we consider to be acupuncture points. When the flow of energy or Qi (chi) gets backed up or blocked it can cause complications with the normal functions of the body, both physical and emotional.
Healing through food is one of the most powerful ways a person can effect their health. We make food choices at least three times a day and each of those food choices can better or worsen our overall health. When we have reached a place in our life or body that does not leave us feeling or functioning our best, adjusting our diet can be an incredibly powerful way to make changes happen.
The use of dietary therapy is about helping you make calculated food choices based on their Chinese energetics to influence the overall health goal that you are trying to reach. These food choices are really about how we can use food as medicine and how we can educate ourselves on how food can impact our healing potential.
Herbal teas are recommended to help alleviate symptoms and to harmonize the body. We use Western herbs (herbs grown locally) because they are more familiar to our palate, environmentally sustainable, and easy to access. Teas are a nourishing way to supplement your treatments from home and to give you a certain amount of involvement in the process of your care. Teas can be made traditionally or we can use the herbs in tinctures (herbs soaked in alcohol or vinegar), salves, infusions, or oils.